Biblical Preaching and Pastoral Leadership for Complicated Times


OCTOBER 7-9, 2024

Workshop Leaders: Brian Blount and Alex Evans

To be held at Union Presbyterian Seminary Early Center

3401 Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23227


We have set a date of September 3 to help determine the interest in this workshop. In the event there are not sufficient registrations by that date, we would suggest waiting until after September 3 to make any non-refundable travel arrangements. Any updates about the workshop will be sent via email. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to or



Feeling overwhelmed by the world's complexities? This workshop equips pastors and church leaders to navigate difficult times with the enduring strength of biblical preaching and compassionate leadership.

Strengthen your ministry in a changing world

  • Biblical Foundations: Explore proven preaching techniques rooted in Scripture to bring hope and guidance to your congregation
  • Complicated Issues, Clear Messages: Learn to address delicate topics with sensitivity and biblical truth
  • Leading with Empathy: Develop pastoral care strategies to support your flock during challenging times
  • Building a Thriving Church Community: Foster a spirit of unity and resilience within your church

Leave this workshop with:

  • Practical tools for crafting powerful sermons that resonate with your congregation
  • Biblical frameworks for navigating complex social issues
  • Enhanced pastoral skills to provide comfort and support
  • Strategies for building a strong and resilient church community

This workshop is perfect for:

  • Pastors
  • Church leaders
  • Anyone passionate about biblical preaching and pastoral care


Don't wait! Space is limited. Register today to ensure your church is a beacon of hope and guidance during these complicated times.

This fee is for the workshop only. Housing (if available) is a separate cost during the registration process.

Early Registration (ends June 30): $600 

Standard Registration (begins July 1): $750

This fee includes five meals, plus beverages and snacks throughout the event.

*You will have the option to pay with a credit card during the registration process, or mail a check to us once you have submitted the online registration


Limited housing on campus is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may select housing, for an additional cost, during registration. Please be aware that there is not an elevator and guests will have to be able to go up and down stairs. On-campus housing includes single and double occupancy rooms, with each room having two twin beds and a private bath. The current cost per night for one person is $65. The cost per night for two people in a room (shared room) is $90 ($45 per night, per person). If you are interested in on-campus lodging, during the registration process there will be a "Hotel Reservation" page/tab. For more details on housing, please click the "More Info" link next to "On-Campus Lodging" during the registration process.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to share a room as a double occupancy with someone else you know who is registering to attend this event, only one person will need to select housing (be sure to choose "Two People" for Room Type). The other individual will check the "No Lodging Required" box, and then it will be up to the two who will share a room to decide how/if the one participant will reimburse the one who paid for the housing.

If you try to register for housing and would like a single or double occupancy room but it indicates that your room choice is not available, please send an email to to verify occupancy status.

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